Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Manly

Silhouette Grass_Mar 2010

While its name is “Silhouette Grass,” this stamp looks like grain to this girl from the farm, and I love it.

After using the Friendship text stamp to create the background, I stamped the grass stamp with VersaMark. I used three embossing powders, beginning with copper at the bottom, then gold, and finally silver – the same technique I used on this card. Not wanting to cover the design, I opted to emboss my sentiment on vellum using Cocoa embossing powder. It’s a card that would work for a guy but is pretty enough to send to a woman – unisex, I guess. LOL.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Vellum; Basic Grey Origins 6x6-inch paper pad; Bamboo and VersaMark ink pads; Hero Arts Silhouette Grass and Friendship background stamps and Thinking of You stamp set; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Copper, gold, and silver, and Cocoa embossing powders; Embossing heat tool; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels Eight set.

Silhouette Meadow Flowers Stamp

My disclaimer about not being good at directions didn’t get me off the hook on that last card. That’s OK. I like questions. This is the stamp I used. It is what I’ll call a “reverse silhouette stamp,” and so it was the background that was embossed and not the flowers. Clear, well-written, step-by-step directions, along with a photograph of Jennifer’s beautiful card, can be found here. It was a fun card to make.

Happy Hump Day! Cameron, Sarah, and the boys were here for supper tonight, which was fun. Dustin called, too, and is coming back tomorrow night – this time for an online assessment test. He’s really pumped about making a change. Currently, he’s a sales supervisor in the volume sales division at the same business where his brother and I work. While I don’t think any of us are particularly cut out for the corporate world, my outgoing Dusty is a born salesman and really needs to work for himself. It’s fun watching him spread his wings.

That’s about it for me tonight. I hope you are having a good week. I’ll catch you again tomorrow night when the kid is done with mom’s computer. Take care, and thank you for stopping by!

7 comments:

Deborah Young said...

Nice job, dear!

Alanna said...

Your card is so gorgeous Kathi. You constantly have me in awe.

Sharli said...

Wonderful card Kathi! I love the multiple colors of embossing! Wowie!

I know what you mean about the kids taking over the computer! My niece did that while she was here - but I gave it over happily for her to be able to Skype with her family back in Australia. I'm gradually settling back into my sweet evening routine! ;-)

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jeanne said...

Fantastic card, Kathi! I love the use of the multi-colored embossing powder. Woweee! I giggled at your unisex card comment, too.

I hope you enjoy your evening with the family and that after your son is done with the computer, you'll share another gorgeous creation! I just love seeing what you've been up to!

If I'm lucky, I'll be posting my finished crochet project sometime today. Yippeee!

Laurel said...

Oh Kathi this is gorgeous!

Carolyn Christie said...

Just beautiful!
You Rock!!